Housing and Financial Education Center ribbon cutting in Rock Island

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ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (KWQC) — The Economic Growth Corporation held a ribbon cutting for their new Regional Housing and Financial Education Center on Wednesday morning, September 27.

President and CEO Brian Hollenback says the mission of the Center is to provide fair and equal access to critical housing resources for underserved populations in an effort to promote wealth-building opportunities. He says the ribbon cutting will celebrate a multitude of things including:

New investment into downtown Rock Island through the acquisition and interior improvements at 114 19th St. by Central States Development Partners; New housing programs available through GROWTH to those throughout the region; New services available through GROWTH including enhanced financial literacy, homebuyer education, and foreclosure prevention counseling; New jobs through the creation of HOME BASE Property Management, a new wholly-owned subsidiary of GROWTH with a national service area, which is creating six to eight new jobs within the next 90 days; New access to GROWTH's Single Family Department into a more accessible storefront location in downtown Rock Island.

The Regional Housing and Financial Education Center is located at 114 19th St., Rock Island.